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United Behavioral Must Produce Internal Documents

Jan. 25, 2016, 5:00 AM

United Behavioral Health must disclose internal documents to a proposed class alleging their health insurance plans have wrongfully denied them coverage for mental health and substance abuse-related outpatient treatment based on guidelines developed by the company, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled (Wit v. United Behavioral Health, N.D. Cal., 3:14-cv-02346-JCS, 1/21/16).

In his Jan. 21 opinion, Judge Joseph C. Spero granted the participants’ motion to compel United Behavioral to produce documents improperly redacted or withheld as privileged, holding that even if the documents could be classified as attorney-client communications, they must be ...

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